Healthy eating tips are plastered everywhere on the internet, from social networks to bulletin boards, to even the blogs. So when are you gonna actually stop scrolling and read a post, hopefully you are gonna click on this one! There’s no fab pics here for you to see just straight facts. You don’t need to keep sighing every time you see those tall slender models, curves are beautiful, but you know what is even more beautiful, a healthy woman!
Experts believe that many of the fat bulges women have today are due to genetics. Well, if Grandma Lou, all your siblings and your 54 year old mother is a size 6. Then why are you a size 10!! Could it be that they were blessed with the skinny jean and you weren’t? Not! Put your glasses on and keep reading. Let’s learn how you are gonna eat our way into that dress!
This article focuses on the nutrient-rich foods you should be eating to maintain a healthy weight. I recommend that you also increase the amount of physical activities you do, anything counts. Whether it is walking to the nearest pharmacy instead of driving, standing instead of sitting all day at work, using the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, running, swimming or cycling on the weekends. Plan it into your life, be dedicated and I’m sure whatever weight you are hoping to lose will pack up and leave soon enough.
However, though exercise is important, good health starts with nutrition! Without the vital nutrients your general health is affected. Also, your cells will start to function inefficiently causing premature aging and disease! If you want to make your 30s look like your booming 20s then you bet your favorite lipstick I’m right. There is no one food that provides all the nutrients our body needs, unless you are a breast fed baby :). So stop ordering the same boring salad and Tofu burger in the name of eating healthy. You might drop those pounds quickly, but wait until that nasty looking skin starts to kick in. Variety is the spice of life.
We need to eat a variety of foods, from all of the main food groups to benefit from all the different nutrients available. It affects the way you feel and look long term, most importantly how much energy you have and your weight. As a Fashionista you need to do all you can to protect yourself from the “invasion of the bulge” along with the prune hands and feet. Yikes!
A Healthy Balance
A healthy diet is primarily about balance. We need a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Stop rolling your eyes, you don’t need to spend hours of preparation or cooking to start. Most of the foods you are already used to can get the ball rolling. My Canadian readers will enjoy the low carb grocery lists on this site.
Everyone should eat at least two portions of fish per week to boost health (anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines, tuna, whitebait/smelt).
Eat at least 4 1/2 cups or 1 pound of fruits and vegetables per day.
Try eating nuts daily as a snack or add them to breakfast cereal, salads, and stir fries.